HERNDON, Va., July 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received the corporate humanitarian award from the Arkansas governor's office, the state's Department of Human Services (ADHS) Division of Volunteerism and television station KARK for its dedication to promoting community service in the state.

The company's Information Technology (IT) sector has an established presence in Little Rock, Ark., and its staff contributes to the community both financially and physically. Charitable contributions include participation and sponsorship in the March of Dimes Walk and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(r), the Little Rock Marathon for City Parks and Mississippi County's bike ride for cancer. Employees also collect donations for the Coats for Kids and Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaigns.

Northrop Grumman personnel are leaders in Little Rock community and business organizations including the chamber of commerce, Little League baseball teams, family services and rape crisis centers, and the ITT Technical Institute.

"Our employees in Little Rock have been carrying on a corporate tradition of caring by making community involvement a priority," said Hugh Taylor, president, Commercial State and Local Solutions, Northrop Grumman IT. "Through fundraising support, and a strong corporate and leadership presence, Northrop Grumman IT is improving the way this community lives and works."

The award also recognizes Northrop Grumman's eight-year commitment to providing information technology solutions that help ADHS maximize staff efficiency to better serve the citizens of Arkansas. In addition, Northrop Grumman staff shares its expertise in project management and leadership through training courses for ADHS.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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